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    Hello everyone, I am new to carving and am looking for material to carve on. Since I currently live in LA, I have a lot of access to cypress knees and have found it nice to work with. However, I am moving to Virginia next summer and am not sure if they have a lot of cypress trees there. I thought maybe I could stock up on them while I am here, but don't know how long they will store for and still be good for carving.

    ~John

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    First, Welcome John. Don't know anything about Cypress knees but someone will sign in with information...I suspect.
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

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    • #3
      No personal experience but fro what I’ve been told if stored out of the weather they store well. Also they do have cypress in Virginia.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
        No personal experience but fro what I’ve been told if stored out of the weather they store well. Also they do have cypress in Virginia.


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        Thanks, Ed, I'll stock up on some and then look for a new source when I move!

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        • #5
          Welcome to the forums, John! Here's a link that may help you: Dendrology at Virginia Tech

          Also, there used to be active carving clubs in Springfield and Richmond - both at the local Woodcraft stores. I don't know if they are still active, but they were 6 years ago when I left VA. There was also a good hardwood lumber store in Springfield: http://www.colonialhardwoods.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Claude View Post
            Welcome to the forums, John! Here's a link that may help you: Dendrology at Virginia Tech

            Also, there used to be active carving clubs in Springfield and Richmond - both at the local Woodcraft stores. I don't know if they are still active, but they were 6 years ago when I left VA. There was also a good hardwood lumber store in Springfield: http://www.colonialhardwoods.com

            Claude
            Hi Claude, and thanks for the great information. I would love to be near some carving clubs (and a Woodcraft store!!). Thanks for the information!

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            • #7
              I have several cypress knees that I've stored in my garage for at least five years. One is partially carved; all have no sealer. We have a very benign climate here in Calif. so they show no signs of weathering. They will outlive me, I'm sure.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pallin View Post
                I have several cypress knees that I've stored in my garage for at least five years. One is partially carved; all have no sealer. We have a very benign climate here in Calif. so they show no signs of weathering. They will outlive me, I'm sure.
                Thanks, Pallin! I'll definitely stock up. Hopefully in five years I'll be able to look back at the above picture and have a good laugh, lol!

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